Centuria Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 30, 2009|
MADISON, WI—Stephen P. Sinnott, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Samuel Bradley, 22, Centuria, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 78 months in prison and a 30-year period of supervised release for possession of child pornography. Bradley pleaded guilty to this charge on September 23, 2009.
Bradley was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 13, 2009, for videos found during the execution of a search warrant at his home on February 11, 2009. In sentencing Bradley, Judge Crabb considered evidence that he possessed thousands of images and dozens of videos containing child pornography, as well as the fact that after seizure of his computers and storage devices in February, he bought a new computer and continued collecting child pornography.
The charge against Samuel Bradley was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.